City’s sell out cup tie

BRECHIN City’s Scottish tie with St Johnstone looks like being a complete sell out, Brechin City having sold their 1100 ticket allocation and St Johnstone over 2200 tickets.

St Johnstone general manager, Grant Cullen told the “Brechiner” on Monday: “We have been delighted with the response,. As we stand at about 3pm today we have around 120 tickets left and we would expect to get them sold by the middle of this week.

“I have also been on to Brechin chairman, Ken Ferguson, this morning and they too have sold briskly, meaning the game looks like being a complete sell out.

“I am sure that Glebe Park will be jumping as it should be a really good family atmosphere and hopefully we will get a cracking cup-tie to match.”

City chairman, Ken Ferguson said: “We have been delighted with the response from our own supporters and even more delighted that the game looks like being a complete sell out.

“There will be no cash gate on the day and Brechin City want to thank their supporters both the resulars and those who are making a more fleeting visit for their support.

“We are hopeful that on the back of this game we get a few more fans who become regulars and a good performance against a very good SPL side like St Johnstone would help.

“We are all just looking forward to the game now and I am sure the best wishes of everyone inside Glebe Park will be with Jim and the players.”

Local pubs, bars and eating establishments also look set to benefit with many declaring an increase in bookings for Saturday.

The Northern Hotel will play host to a pre-match dinner, which will include former St Johnstone and City favourites Roddy Grant and Alan Kernaghan and also ex-Saints Nick Dasovic, Alan Preston and Paul Kane, as well as John Stiles, son of England World Cup winner Nobby Stiles, who will do a bit of after dinner speaking.

Also in attendance will be Scotland manager Craig Levein. Please note however this event is also a complete sell out.

Referee for Saturday’s quarter-final tie is Steve Conroy, his assistants are Willie Conquer and Gary Cheyne and Stevie O’Reilly is the fourth official.